Peggy Lee - Classics and Collectibles (2004)
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Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Universal Music | Release Year: 2004
Peggy Lee's five-year stint with Decca doesn't get much attention, since her period at Capitol not only lasted longer but surrounded the Decca years and resulted in many more hits. (One caveat: two of her biggest, "Lover" and "Black Coffee," were recorded for Decca.) While there, she enjoyed the freedom to write much of her own material she'd proved herself as a professional songwriter years before and pursue projects that were outside the norm for a pop singer during the '50s (much less, for a female pop singer). One of those is the unjustly neglected Songs From Walt Disney's Lady and the Tramp, a song cycle written with Sonny Burke that spends time dealing with the confusion and stresses of a new mother at home ("Jim Dear," "What Is a Baby?"), but is remembered strictly as the origin of the "Siamese Cat Song."